Bacteriaemia after injection sclerotherapy of oesophageal varices

Liver
J HegnhøjH S Rasmussen

Abstract

Thirty consecutive alcoholic patients with biopsy-proven cirrhosis of the liver and oesophageal varices underwent a total of 47 upper intestinal endoscopies. During 31 of the endoscopies paravariceal sclerotherapy of oesophageal varices was performed. Blood cultures were drawn before and after the procedures. Bacteriaemia after endoscopy was detected on seven occasions: six after sclerotherapy and one after endoscopy without sclerotherapy. This difference did not reach statistical significance. The microorganisms cultured belonged to the normal flora of the skin or the oropharynx. Bacteriaemia was transient and had no clinical consequences.

References

Aug 11, 1975·Annals of Internal Medicine·H J ShullS Schenker
Feb 1, 1985·Gastrointestinal Endoscopy·C M BraykoA W Testa
Dec 20, 1984·The New England Journal of Medicine·UNKNOWN Copenhagen Esophageal Varices Sclerotherapy Project
Jun 1, 1983·Annals of Internal Medicine·S J AyresG H Warren
Aug 1, 1983·Gastrointestinal Endoscopy·L B CohenE J Arons
Jan 1, 1984·Hepatology : Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases·A RimolaJ Rodes
Jan 1, 1983·Endoscopy·H J O'ConnorA T Axon
Feb 1, 1982·The British Journal of Surgery·M S BarsoumF I Mahmoud

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Citations

Dec 9, 2009·Liver International : Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver·Lise HobolthFlemming Bendtsen
Apr 18, 2015·Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology·Søren Møller, Flemming Bendtsen
Mar 1, 1991·Baillière's Clinical Gastroenterology·T SauerbruchH Ansari

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis fungal infections spread through inhaling Blastomyces dermatitidis spores. Discover the latest research on blastomycosis fungal infections here.

Nuclear Pore Complex in ALS/FTD

Alterations in nucleocytoplasmic transport, controlled by the nuclear pore complex, may be involved in the pathomechanism underlying multiple neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Here is the latest research on the nuclear pore complex in ALS and FTD.

Applications of Molecular Barcoding

The concept of molecular barcoding is that each original DNA or RNA molecule is attached to a unique sequence barcode. Sequence reads having different barcodes represent different original molecules, while sequence reads having the same barcode are results of PCR duplication from one original molecule. Discover the latest research on molecular barcoding here.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Microbicide

Microbicides are products that can be applied to vaginal or rectal mucosal surfaces with the goal of preventing, or at least significantly reducing, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. Here is the latest research on microbicides.

Related Papers

Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
K H Chew, H S Goh
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
L B CohenE J Arons
Digestive and Liver Disease : Official Journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver
S MadoniaL Pagliaro
Revista Española De Enfermedades Digestivas : Organo Oficial De La Sociedad Española De Patología Digestiva
M A Macías RodríguezL Martín Herrera
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved